Section: Miscellanea (7)
samba - A Windows AD and SMB/CIFS fileserver for UNIX
The Samba software suite is a collection of programs that implements the Server Message Block (commonly abbreviated as SMB) protocol for UNIX systems and provides Active Directory services. The first version of the SMB protocol is sometimes also referred to as the Common Internet File System (CIFS). For a more thorough description, seehttp://www.ubiqx.org/cifs/. Samba also implements the NetBIOS protocol in nmbd.
- Thesambadaemon provides the Active Directory services and file and print services to SMB clients. The configuration file for this daemon is described insmb.conf(5).
- Thesmbddaemon provides the file and print services to SMB clients. The configuration file for this daemon is described insmb.conf(5).
- Thenmbddaemon provides NetBIOS nameservice and browsing support. The configuration file for this daemon is described insmb.conf(5).
- winbinddis a daemon that is used for integrating authentication and the user database into unix.
- Thesmbclientprogram implements a simple ftp-like client. This is useful for accessing SMB shares on other compatible SMB servers, and can also be used to allow a UNIX box to print to a printer attached to any SMB server.
- Thesamba-toolis the main Samba Administration tool regarding Active Directory services.
- Thetestparmutility is a simple syntax checker for Samba'ssmb.conf(5)configuration file. In AD server modesamba-tool testparmshould be used though.
- Thesmbstatustool provides access to information about the current connections tosmbd.
- Thenmblookuptool allows NetBIOS name queries to be made.
- Thesmbpasswdcommand is a tool for setting passwords on local Samba but also on remote SMB servers.
- Thesmbcaclscommand is a tool to set ACL's on remote SMB servers.
- Thesmbtreecommand is a text-based network neighborhood tool.
- Thesmbtarcan make backups of data directly from SMB servers.
- smbspoolis a helper utility for printing on printers connected to SMB servers.
- smbcontrolis a utility that can change the behaviour of runningsamba,smbd,nmbdandwinbindddaemons.
- rpcclientis a utility that can be used to execute RPC commands on remote SMB servers.
- Thepdbeditcommand can be used to maintain the local user database on a Samba server.
- Thefindsmbcommand can be used to find SMB servers on the local network.
- Thenetcommand is the main administration tool for Samba member and standalone servers.
- wbinfois a utility that retrieves and stores information related to winbind.
- profilesis a command-line utility that can be used to replace all occurrences of a certain SID with another SID.
- log2pcapis a utility for generating pcap trace files from Samba log files.
- vfstestis a utility that can be used to test vfs modules.
- ntlm_authis a helper-utility for external programs wanting to do NTLM-authentication.
- smbcquotasis a tool to manage quotas on remote SMB servers.
The Samba suite is made up of several components. Each component is described in a separate manual page. It is strongly recommended that you read the documentation that comes with Samba and the manual pages of those components that you use. If the manual pages and documents aren't clear enough then please visithttps://devel.samba.orgfor information on how to file a bug report or submit a patch.
If you require help, visit the Samba webpage athttps://www.samba.org/and explore the many option available to you.
The Samba software suite is licensed under the GNU Public License(GPL). A copy of that license should have come with the package in the file COPYING. You are encouraged to distribute copies of the Samba suite, but please obey the terms of this license.
The latest version of the Samba suite can be obtained fromhttps://download.samba.org/pub/samba/.
The Samba Wiki athttps://wiki.samba.orghas also a lot of useful information. On the Samba mailing list athttps://lists.samba.orgyou can find a lot of information in the archives and you can subscribe to the samba list and ask for help or discuss things.
This man page is part of version 4.12.10 of the Samba suite.
If you wish to contribute to the Samba project, then I suggest you join the Samba mailing list athttps://lists.samba.org.
If you have patches to submit, visithttps://devel.samba.org/for information on how to do it properly. We prefer patches ingit format-patchformat.
Contributors to the project are now too numerous to mention here but all deserve the thanks of all Samba users. To see a full list, look at thechange-login the source package for the pre-CVS changes and athttps://git.samba.org/for the contributors to Samba post-GIT. GIT is the Open Source source code control system used by the Samba Team to develop Samba. The project would have been unmanageable without it.
The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.
This document was created byman2html,using the manual pages.